PVL: Perlas Spikers book semis berth

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Nov 14 2018 07:56 PM

BanKo advanced to the Final Four after crushing Pocari Sweat-Air Force in four sets. Josh Albeda, ABS-CBN Sports

BanKo bucked a sluggish start to claim a spot in the Final Four at the expense of sputtering Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 27-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-20, Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Amanda Villanueva showed the way, playing as replacement for injured Nicole Tiamzon, for the Perlas Spikers, who joined semis-bound Ateneo-Motolite in the next round with a 9-3 win-loss record.

Villanueva hammered 17 attacks with three aces and a pair of kill blocks for 22 points while adding 15 excellent receptions in an all-around game effort for BanKo’s bounce back win from a disappointing straight sets loss to PetroGazz last Sunday. Tiamzon skipped action because of a finger injury.

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